NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock indexes are closing higher following encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales.
MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - An overloaded church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a dark rural highway and nosedived into a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said.
Major U.S. stock indexes surged in afternoon trading Monday, as investors cheered encouraging economic data and the latest batch of corporate deal news. Expectations that any increase in the Federal Reserve's key interest rate this year will be gradual also helped lift the market.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher, led by energy companies.
NEW YORK (AP) - Comedy Central has named Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and made partner before her fraud was discovered.
NEW YORK (AP) - A tough week on the stock market ended quietly Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were flat to slightly higher in a quiet session Friday, giving investors a break after four straight days of losses.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) - A jury has found a former Atlanta educator not guilty after the first trial connected to Atlanta's school cheating scandal.
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say Social Security numbers and other information about thousands of Georgians have been inadvertently shared by a state agency.
THENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a 22-year-old man who they say leaped from the top of the Classic Center parking deck in Athens and plunged four stories during a foot chase with police is expected to survive.
ATLANTA (AP) - Children - like adults - are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says he doesn't feel the same old hate from Georgia fans like he faced during his Florida days.
BERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia woman has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to failing to report a woman's death and collecting about $141,000 in Social Security benefits over 26 years.
ATLANTA (AP) - The lawyer for Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta school superintendent indicted in the school system's cheating scandal, says the educator has breast cancer.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two elected Georgia regulators have proposed giving a $10,000 fine from a telephone company to an anti-abortion charity that the officials have connections to.
CHICAGO (AP) - With all of Illinois' financial woes, residents have grown accustomed to politicians from other states trying to raid its companies, jobs and best workers.
ATLANTA (AP) - As the nation and world celebrated the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, his two sons and daughter were caught up in their latest fight over control of their father's legacy.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia school system is considering the idea of storing rifles in safes inside school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting.
ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson says he's "deeply skeptical" that using force against Syria is in the nation's interest.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol says that traffic accidents during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 14 deaths across the state.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say a 1-year-old child has died after being shot with a BB gun.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - An 18-year-old man was convicted of murder in the shooting of a baby who was riding in a stroller alongside his mom in a town in coastal Georgia.